Zencastr, a Salt Lake City, UT-based the cloud-based audio and video podcasting platform, raised $4.6m in seed funding.
The round was by Kickstart. with participation from former Flipagram (acquired by ByteDance/TikTok) executives, Brian Dilley and Farhad Mohit, Jeremy Andrus, the former CEO of Skullcandy, as well as serial technology leaders Austen Allred, founder of the Lambda school, Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight, and Karl Sun from Lucid along with his executive team.
The company intends to use the funds to advance its video podcasting offering into open beta.
Founded in 2015 by Josh Nielsen and and CPO Adrian Lopez, Zencastr provides a web-based podcasting content creation platform featuring a full suite of professional tools to allow podcasters to record their guests remotely and produce their podcasts in studio quality.
The company’s video offering, which moved into an open beta stage on February 16th, features tools such as HD Video Recording, Studio-Quality Sound, Built-in VoIP, Chat and Footnotes, Live Soundboard Editing, Automatic Postproduction, and Secured Cloud Backup – all running right from a user’s browser so they can record from anywhere, without ever installing anything.